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Orthopaedic Scrub Team Leader

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust invite applications for the position of Theatre Scrub Team Leader for our site at Darlington Memorial Hospital.

The pandemic has demonstrated the value of our greatest asset our employees. The dedication and support that our workforce have provided has been second to none and here at CDDFT we are extremely proud of them.

We care for our colleagues, and as a modern day employer in the NHS we realise that prospective employees can choose where they wish to work. That is why in our opinion, the health and wellbeing support we offer our staff is second to none.

Our Theatre team are friendly and supportive, encouraging professional development to enhance skills and professional competence. The departmental Practice Development team, in coordination with the Theatre Management team, support the staff members to identify and realise areas for career progression, both on an individual basis and also as a team approach to achieving their highest potential.

Main duties of the job

Prioritise daily activities to respond to changing circumstances, providing a seamless service to users.

Develop work plans and allocate work, consistent with departmental objectives, ensuring these are realistic and achievable, taking into account multidisciplinary team members abilities and developmental needs.

Contribute to recruitment and retention using agreed methods and protocols for staffing and skill mix

Objectively assess the work of multidisciplinary team members, providing clear constructive feedback in a manner most likely to improve/maintain performance.

Contribute to the ongoing audit cycle to identify issues which arise during the perioperative phase. Participate in effective implementation of measures to combat these issues.

Participate in direct care needs of the patient, providing expert knowledge of clinical specialities and act as a role model

Monitor the standards of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care.

Be proactive with audit and monitoring of documentation to ensure that it is produced in accordance with Trust policy and also NMC/HCPC guidelines.

About us

If you are being interviewed you must accept an interview slot in the system to continue, even if you have arranged with the manager

You must be able to produce ALL certificates stated essential in the person specification or you will not be able to complete pre-employment checks

We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

We are unable to offer sponsorship for roles that do not require a professional registration, to apply you must have Right to Work in the United Kingdom. If you are in the UK on a VISA please ensure you have no restrictions that would prevent you from taking this post

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide patient care within the perioperative environment and act as a skilled member of the multidisciplinary team.

To assess care needs, develop programmes of care and implement and evaluate these programmes of care, carrying out all relevant forms of peri-operative patient care without direct supervision over a 24 hour period, caring for both adult and paediatric patients undergoing routine and emergency surgery.


To provide perioperative care within the theatre environment, across the range of specialities offered by the Trust.

The care to be delivered in line with both local and national policies, procedures and guidelines.


Patients, public and staff have helped develop the Trusts Behaviours Framework of Values that inspire passion in the NHS and that should underpin everything it does. The NHS values provide common ground for co-operation to achieve shared aspirations, at all levels of the NHS. The post holder is required to commit to delivering the actions in the Trusts Behaviours Framework:

Working together for patients

Patients come first in everything we do. We fully involve patients, staff, families, carers, communities, and professionals inside and outside the NHS. We speak up when things go wrong.

Respect and Dignity. We value every person whether patient, their families or carers, or staff as an individual, respect their aspirations and commitments in life, and seek to understand their priorities, needs, abilities and limits.

Commitment to quality of care. We earn the trust placed in us by insisting on quality and striving to get the basics of quality of care safety, effectiveness and patient experience right every time.

Compassion. We ensure that compassion is central to the care we provide and respond with humanity and kindness to each persons pain, distress, anxiety or need.

Improving lives. We strive to improve health and wellbeing and peoples experiences of the NHS.

Everyone counts. We maximise our resources for the benefit of the whole community, and make sure nobody is discriminated against or left behind. All employees are required to promote high quality care and good health and wellbeing through the enduring values described by the Department of Health: The 6Cs care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment.

Duty of Candour

All employees are required to comply with the Statutory Duty of Candour: The volunteering of all relevant information to persons who have or may have been harmed by the provision of services, whether or not information has been requested and whether or not a complaint or a report of that provision has been made

Person Specification

Special Skills & Knowledge


  • Excellent interpersonal skills


  • Computer skills. Specific skills relevant to area of practice. Recruitment and selection skills.



  • Existing experience as a scrub practitioner.


  • Experience leading a team.



  • Registered Nurse /Operating Department Practitioner.


  • Experience as a Registered Nurse / ODP within the Operating Theatre.Teaching and assessing qualification or willingness to work towards.Diploma or degree or willingness to work towards or relevant practical experience within the department specialities. Leadership qualification.

Statutory Registration


  • Registered with NMC or HCPC

Employer details

Employer name

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust


Darlington Memorial Hospital NHS Trust

Hollyhurst Road


County Durham


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